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The Winter Constellations: Postponed to Sunday Jan 20

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Date: January 19, 2013
Rain Date: January 20, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Location New Pond Farm Observatory, West Redding, CT
Member Price: $4.00
Non-Member Price: $6.00
Summary:
Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Gemini, Orion - all are highly visible in the Mid-January Night sky. Come join us and learn where to find them.
Detailed Description:

The clear cold nights of winter make some of the best star gazing.  Numerous constellations are easily seen.  Through the telescopes the star clusters and nebualae appear sharper.   Orion, The Hunter, is one of the most prominent constellations and one of the easiest to pick out.  The Greeks had an elaborate story about this hunter that includes six other constellations.  Come join us and learn more about wonders of the mid-winter night sky.

What to bringPlease dress very warmly and bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory - Optional:  Lawn chair & binoculars

Program Fees:  Members to New Pond Farm and the Discovery Center:  $4 per person with a $16 maximum for a family
                              Non-Members:  $6 per person with $24 maximum for a family

Location:  New Pond Farm is located at 101 Marchant Road, West Redding, CT 06896.  Please park in the Main Parking lot at the farm next to the education center and walk to the observatory.   For directions: Click Here

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